Budget pasta recipes

Budget pasta recipes

Look no further than these good-value pasta recipes if you're cooking on a budget. They cut out the expense but pack in the flavour.

237 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this cheap treat using storecupboard ingredients, tinned tuna and sweetcorn

50 mins
Easy
147 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use up the leftovers in your fridge with this hearty family supper dish

30 mins
Easy
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145 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Feed the family this comforting, budget-friendly sausage ragu with pasta. You can freeze the leftovers for another time and it tastes just as good

50 mins
Easy
198 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Tomato, onion and garlic pasta sauce with sausage chunks for a bit of substance – brilliant for students (and as a hangover cure)

30 mins
Easy
198 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this cheap, simple and satisfying meal in just 30 minutes.

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
103 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This freezable, family-friendly recipe is economical and has a wonderful comfort-food feel about it

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
162 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
83 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This low fat, tasty pasta supper can be rustled up from tins and packets in the storecupboard

35 mins
Easy
81 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time

30 mins
Easy
95 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This alternative pasta bake is great for making in batches- assemble the layers of mascapone, chicken, basil and butternut then freeze or bake

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
66 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Throw together some storecupboard ingredients and pop under the grill for a simple midweek meal

25 mins
Easy
64 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Make this simple student pasta and tomato dish for a delicious, filling and budget-friendly supper. It is a great way to use up simple storecupboard ingredients.

40 mins
Easy
54 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This quick, tasty and economical supper is a healthy way of getting the family fed

40 mins
Easy
46 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Give your bolognese a new lease of life with penne pasta and crème fraîche

25 mins
Easy
53 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A quick, low-fat idea for a midweek supper - good if you're on a budget.

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
41 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A versatile pasta bake is a midweek staple and this recipe can even be made ahead and frozen for extra convenience

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
57 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This vegetarian bake from reader Lucy Nanor is packed with spinach and peas along with creamy pesto and mascarpone sauce

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A family favourite, this filling and warming supper is ready in under half an hour - and uses lots of storecupboard ingredients

23 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Add some veg to pasta and pesto for a cheap, healthy springtime supper dish

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Fuse Italian pasta with spicy, Spanish paprika sausage in this midweek supper with greens and cream cheese

25 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Using leftover sausagemeat to make meatballs is a thrifty way to jazz up an oven-cooked pasta pot

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A new twist on a weeknight favourite - bake up spicy Spanish sausage in a tomato sauce with creamy white cheese sauce

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Store cupboard ingredients, spices and seasonal veg make this recipe the tastiest way to get 3 of your 5 a day

45 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A super simple pasta supper that uses budget offcuts of fish with just a little heat, flavoured with fresh citrus and herbs

20 mins
Easy
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